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Lockdown was not attack on corona but an attack on unorganised sector: Rahul

Lockdown was not  attack on corona but  an attack on unorganised sector: Rahul

New Delhi, Sep 9 (UNI) Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday alleged that the Government announced lockdown without a notice and the lockdown was not an attack on corona but was an attack on an unorganised sector.

In his fourth in the series of videos on the current state of the Economy released here on Wednesday, Mr Gandhi said, 'The third attack on the unorganised sector was done in the name of Corona.'


'The poor, those working in small and medium businesses, are daily wage earners. They eat with what they earn each day. When you announced a lockdown without a notice, you attacked them,' the Congress leader said.


'The Prime Minister (Narendra Modi) said the fight will be for 21 days, the backbone of the unorganized sector broke in 21 days,' he said.


'When it was time to open after the lockdown, Congress party told the government several times that helping the poor is essential. A scheme like NYAY will have to be implemented, money needs to be directly deposited in bank accounts. But they didn’t do it,' the Congress leader said.


'We suggested that for small and medium businesses, you should prepare a package. They need to be saved. Without this money they will not be able to survive, but the government did nothing. Instead, the government waived off taxes worth lakhs of crores of the richest fifteen-twenty people,' he said.


'The lockdown was not an attack on corona. The lockdown was an attack on the poor of India. It was an attack on the future of our youth,' the Congress leader said.

'The lockdown was an attack on labourers, farmers and small
shopkeepers. It was an attack on our unorganised sector,' he said.

'We have to understand this. We all have to stand against this attack,' Mr Gandhi said.

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